The Dome

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Action and Adventure  |  House: Booksie Classic

Chapter 7 (v.1) - Chapter 7-

Submitted: June 08, 2013

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Chapter 7- 

I blink my eyes as I see the axe fast approaching me from Joey. I feel frozen to my podium like I can't move. I block the sound of the crowd as some cheer while other boo out of my mind and it's as if my death is being played in slow motion in front of my eyes. The red handle of the axe coming closer to me with every second expect it doesn't feel like every second it feels like hours. I feel my safe take a deep breath in as I prepare myself to be the first person killed in front of millions. I brace myself for the impact as I close my eyes but it never comes. I open my eyelids and realise that during the panic I must had automatically ducked out of the way without knowing. The world no longer looks as if It is in slow motion but this time everything feels quick like my brother is fast forwarding on a film. I don't have time to think or to just stand I must move. I leap backwards of the podium and grab Joey's Axe from off the ground. I know it may seem ruthless to take it when i've already a knife but my mind doesn't have time to process any of it. I turn my head to the left and see Marco Eduocia use his Machete against Joey. She's kneeled down on the sanded area as the blood pours from her thigh, she grips onto herself but nothing she does stops the bleeding. I take my eyes off her as her screams rush through my head. I hold the axe in my hand and I go to use it but hesitate at the idea of killing someone but If I don't then it means I die... I turn my head and look back at Joey on the ground and I know there is no way to save her but instead of ending her misery I keep my eyes focused on Marco and throw the axe in his direction.

I don't have time to watch if it hit him or not as I feel a wait on the right side of my body as I am tackled to the ground. I feel the weight bounce off of me and I attempt to crawl away from who ever it is as I grip onto the sand hoping to get away. I feel a pair of hand grabbing onto my ankles dragging me back and I scrape my nails into the ground getting sand, blood and dirt under them. I turn my body around and throw the sand into his eyes and I quickly stand back onto my feet and run in the opposite direction. I don't manage to get far before becoming out of breath. I stop to try and regain it when I notice Farren and Amedei fighting with each other. My head is hit with a powerful force from behind as I crumble to the ground. My head begins to pound in pain when I notice the blood running down onto my face. Whilst I am face down on the ground I feel a heavy weight upon my back as someone grabs a hold of my hair and they lean forward “Kill me please” I hear the voice whisper. He leaves the brick beside my hand just close enough so she can grab it. I continue to lay on the ground unable to bring myself around when he comes close to me again “They killed my wife, let me reunite with her”. I turn my head and notice Farren beating fourteen year old Amedei with her own weapon a hammer. Every time he hits her head she can see the blood splatter and to everyone it seemed obvious that the little girl was dead but he kept on going. This filled me with immense rage and I turn my head to look at Barney who has a pleading look in his eye and I grab onto the brick and smash it into his head and roll his body off mine. I bring myself to my knees and lean over Barney who is moaning from the pain of his gash and hit him again until he is no longer bleeding.

I don't take the time to pay attention to the lives I have taken instead I throw the brick down on the ground and stand up on my feet and even though everything was spinning around me I stumbled my way over to Farren. At the same time he clocks on that it is only him and me left in The Dome. “She was a child” I shout at Farren in disgust. “You killed a fucking child” I continue to go on as we come face to face with each other. Neither if us having a single weapon in our hands we enter a one to one combat which I knew I sucked at but the anger inside of me didn't care.

“It's just one kid” he laughs at me “and anyway what do you care i'm going to be the only one who makes it out of here” I hear him mocking me and it's like everyone here knows i'm too weak and not strong enough... but I can't allow myself to give up because of what other people think.

 

I continue to punch him even though I know they are having little to no effect on him while his hits were practically flooring me each time. After taking a brutal punch to the ribs I gasp for air and take a step back “What's wrong little girl? Too weak to play with the big boys” I lift my head to look at him and I wipe the blood away from my eye “Just like the poor little girl I beat to death with her own hammer. Such a pity” He continues to go on and this fills me inside with rage. I soon find myself sprinting myself at him as I tackle him to the ground. I sit on his stomach and put my weight down on him and I endlessly punch into him having no care but to avenge Amedei. I attempt to block some of his hits with my arm when he manages the clock me in the head which gives him the upper hand. He sits on top of me not allowing me to move as much as I wanted to as he grabs the wire off the ground which was inches away from us. I must give it to him he managed to get me to fight our way over to his weapon. Smart move.I continue to attempt to fight him off me when he presses the barbed wire against my neck and presses down on it. The weight of it causing me to lose air and I scratch at him with no effect. I can feel it slicing into me the more it stays there. I look up at him with tears in my eyes as I realise this could be my final moments and I see no expression on his face. I roll my eyes to the left where I see The Government sitting on their seating cheering us on. I turn my eyes back onto Farren and in that moment I wanted him to look into my eyes if he was the last person I was going to see fine but least this moment would be imprinted in his mind. I slide my hand up my top and slice my stomach as I take the knife out of my bra. I use every inch of the energy I have left into ramming the knife into his diaphram, I hear the ssquelching noise and crushing from the knife making its way through his body. His face soon turned from relief at the idea of winning to shock as he grips onto the knife. I turn the knife to the right before pull the knife out of him making sure I can damage as much as I can. He pressure on my neck is relieved and he falls off of me and onto the ground. I rip the wire off my neck as painful as it was as it takes some skin with it. I rest my head back down on the sand as I stare up at the hole in The Dome at the sky. The bright blue sky and for the first time in days it felt like there were no grey clouds in sight. I rest my arms beside me as I still clutch onto the knife in my hand. As I look up I hear nothing, it was like I wasn't lucid. Like everything was still happening but I was unaware of it. My hearing comes back at the sound of the cannon going off which scares me back into reality.

 

“Ladies and Gentlemen it would appear we would have a winner” A voice eco's round the dome and I hear both cheers and boos echo back. “Congratulations number Eight. You get to live another day”.
 

I stay laid on the ground until the guards come to collect me, I stare up at the sky as the take pry the knife out of my hands and take the rest of the weapons away. I see a familiar face above me, I turn my eyes on him and I can see the devastation on his face.
 

“Come on Audrey, let's get you cleaned up” Roman tells me as he helps me up to my feet. I hold onto his hands and I take a minute to stand there and I look around at all the blood piles left from not only my competitors but also from me. I turn my head to look at the crowd who are left speechless and silent. “Come on” he says to me and starts to take me away. I continue to feel like i'm in a dream, nothing seems real to me. Even holding onto Roman it doesn't feel like I am but yet his hands are white from how much I am gripping onto him. I stumble my way into the elevator and when the doors close I manage to get a glimpse at how bad I look. My Yellow clothes covered in blood and dust. My hair had sand and blood all through it and the blood was trickling down my neck and down my spine from when Barney hit me... Oh god Barney....I killed him. I look away from the mirror no longer baring to look at myself, how could I when i've just killed Barney, Farren and possibly Marco. I'm a killer...

I some how find myself in the Medical Centre in one of the bays with the curtains closed. My clothes are lying on the floor as Angel and Shayleene cleaned me up and glued me back together again. With fresh clothes on Roman walks into the bay and this time I feel like i'm back in the world. The memories from The Dome are coming back to me as I realise what i've done and what i've been through.
 

“Well kid, I wasn't sure you had it In you” Roman shares with me as he stands by the curtain looking at me.

“Either did i” I begin to say to him and I can tell by the look on his face how much he hates this “But after seeing the kid get killed I just go so angry”

“Do me a favour and next time continue to use that anger” He advices me and I look up at him and nod my head.

“Trust me I will” I assure him and as much as I hated what I had done and it's not quite settled in my mind yet I know i'm alive because of it. My parents still have their daughter and I still have my brother.

“Let's get you back to your room shall we” He suggests and I slowly nod my head even though it hurts to move.

Roman helps me back to my room and into my bed and I smile at him “Thank you”.

“Take care of yourself Audrey” He mentions to me as he heads to the door “Oh and by the way you're going to have quite a lot of bruises in the morning so take it easy”. I smile at him and blink my eyes to make it known I heard him and watch as he walks out the room closing the door behind him. With the door closed I lay on my right side and stare at the white wall across from me as I clutch onto my head and body from the pain. The tears soon begin to pour uncontrollably out of my eyes as the memories of The Dome pound into my head. I hated every minute of being in there, I hated seeing them get hurt and killed and even worse I hated being the one too do it. I killed three people and yes Barney was begging me too but I shouldn't have had too. I have blood on my hands, blood that I will never be able to wash away.Those people who walked into The Dome just as terrified as me who screamed and cried with their families to save them are never going to see another day again. They are never going to be reunited with their families like i will be and that's partly on me. I took the life of someone's child, father, uncle, brother, cousin and that is going to haunt me for the rest of my life. 


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